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Subject: ARRA Q4 Reports Now Open and Due December 15

Source: Funds Management Section, Division of Financial and Administrative Services

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Financial Administrators, Superintendents

Date: November 22, 2010

Action Required: Yes

As you know, each quarter the Department is required to provide data to the state ARRA reporting office with an update by district and charter school on revenues, expenditures, and jobs created/retained related to ARRA funds.  Districts must complete their ARRA reports for Part B IDEA and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) by December 15, 2010, in order for Department staff to have time to review the data and submit through this process.  These reports are now open and accessible to districts.

The ARRA Reporting web page is located on DESE Web Applications https://k12apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx.  This webpage is accessible by LEA staff with ASBR, ePeGS, Special Education, or School Food Service authority.  This reporting period should include all ARRA expenditures from October 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010.

The jobs created/retained data from the prior quarter for each grant is displayed and rolled over to the new quarter.  If there are no changes, the authorized district person will check the "LEA assures data have been reviewed and are correct" box on the bottom of the screen and click the SAVE button.  Once this has been completed, the district will be done with that grant and would then proceed to the next grant until all have been reviewed and revised as needed.  There is no "SUBMIT" button.  Once the information is saved by the LEA, the Department will access and use the data that is saved.

Additional data the state is required to report are payments with ARRA funds to vendors and for infrastructure expenditures.  The required items are explained in the ARRA WEB REPORTING FORM INSTRUCTIONS document located at http://www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/sia/ARRAReporting.html.

Please call the Funds Management Section at (573) 751-0622 or email at webreplyspefm@dese.mo.gov if you have any questions.